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Three (3) Arrested in Drug Bust in North Cotabato

PRO12 General Santos City- Operatives of Kabacan Municipal Police Station partnered with PDEA12 apprehended three (3) drug suspects in an illegal drug buy bust operation in Kabacan town in North Cotabato on Sunday afternoon, February 25, 2018.

Suspects Rosemarie Julian Catalan alias Rose, 26 single, jobless and a resident of Barangay Osias, Kabacan, Cotabato; Analou Don Mocan, 20, single, jobless, and a resident of Bukay Pait Tangtanan, South Cotabato; and Alfredo Lila Derije Jr, 45, single, labor, and a resident of Barangay Inas, Mlang, Cotabato were all arrested at room number 2, GMA INN, in Poblacion of said town.

The operatives arrested the three suspects on the act of selling illegal drugs.

The operatives recovered from suspects’ possession and control one (1) piece heat sealed transparent plastic sachet of shabu during the buy bust and one (1) piece heat sealed transparent plastic sachet of shabu during the pat down search and one (1) piece five hundred peso bill used by poseur buyer.

The pieces of evidence will be submitted to Provincial Crime Laboratory Office at Kidapawan City for qualitative examination and case for Violation of Sec 5 and 11 Art II of RA 9165 is being prepared for filing through inquest proceeding before the Office of Provincial Prosecutors, Kidapawan City against the suspects.

PSInsp Maxim Valdez Peralta, Deputy Chief of Police of Kabacan MPS said that their war on drugs continues.

PCSupt Marcelo C Morales, Regional Director of Police Regional Office 12 said that in order to prevent a bloody confrontation, drug suspects should peacefully surrender to Police Officers.

“Last Saturday, we have conducted the nationwide walk for re-launched TokHang to reduce demand for illegal drug and raise people awareness so there is no reason for any drug dependents to end up in jail.” Said PCSupt Morales. (PO1 Allan Navarro-RPIO 12 PNCO).

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